The CVAs move to Toronto this year!
TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Nominations opened today for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) as the show makes the move to Toronto, a city that is known for its thriving digital economy.
"Recognizing the diverse videogame talent that stretches across Canada, the CVAs are pleased to host the event for the first time this year at the Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto," said Greg Spievak, CEO of Reboot Communications and a co-producer of the CVAs.
As one of the largest producers of videogames in the world, the show will celebrate Canada's spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This industry contributes $2.3 billion to Canada's GDP and employs over 16,500 men and women in studios right across Canada. The show will also be broadcast nationally on City TV through the Rogers Network. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the general public in March.
"Heading into the holiday season," said Victor Lucas, co-host and executive producer of The Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run, "videogames are high on everyone's wish lists. We'd really like Canadians to recognize just how much incredible interactive entertainment was made this year in this country."
Nominations will be accepted for work developed in Canada and released in 2013 and are welcome from all parts of Canada's diverse video game industry. The Call for Nominations will close on January 24, 2014. The award categories, as established by a committee of industry leaders from across Canada, are:
- Best Animation
- Best Audio
- Best Console Game
- Best Downloadable Game
- Best Game Design
- Best Game on the Go
- Best Game Innovation
- Best Indie Game
- Best New Character
- Best Original Music
- Best Social/Casual Game
- Best Technology
- Best Visual Arts
- Best Writing
- Game of the Year
- Fans' Choice Award
Finalists in all categories will be announced March 10, 2014, when public voting for the Fans' Choice Award will open.
The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions and are officially endorsed by DigiBC, Interactive Ontario and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada. The producers are joined by a national industry committee of developers and leaders in the Canadian digital entertainment industry.
Event information, award categories, adjudication details, and online nominations are available at www.canadianvideogameawards.com.
SOURCE: Canadian Videogame Awards
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